There's been a social media post that has been making rounds in the past couple of days which indicated that SASSA beneficiaries can go to Pep for free clothing vouchers. SASSA has released a warning yesterday that the poster was fake and misleading and there is nothing like that.
It's not the first time that something like this has happened. There are a lot of scammers that have been luring gullible individuals and making false claims concerning these kinds of benefits. This scam comes in a time after the agency introduced a new payment system to allow people that have opted to receive their R350 grants from the Post office. If you are one of them, you can now get your grant from Boxer and Pick n Pay.
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SASSA made another announcement that they have introduced an extension for people to claim their grants from the first cycle. This comes after there has been proposals by citizens that are living under the poverty line to indicate that this money goes a long way in helping them to keep up with their monthly expenses. You can visit your nearest Post office and check if you still have money that was unclaimed in the previous cycle.
Amid these scam posts, there are comments that have been shared by individuals that haven't received their grants up until now. Some of them have been unfairly rejected for various reasons which include being registered for UIF or having an alternative income. It's evident that SASSA has failed once again to put systems in place that are going to be accurate and reliable. We have decided to share some of those comments below.
What are your thoughts about these scams, have you been scammed before? Let us know in the comments section below, we'd love to hear from you. For more updates on this story and more, make sure that you follow us and never miss out.
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